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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Dec 14, 2013 3:24pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Video-Cellar, can you help?)

I have contacted VC directly and am awaiting his reply. Thanks for the suggestion.

Christmas is the season for miracles, so I was hoping that someone could give me a nice, clean YES or NO response. Alas, this is the thicket of copyright law - so maybe I should go back to wishing for a shiny new Schwinn. :)

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Dec 14, 2013 4:17pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Video-Cellar, can you help?)

I am sorry I made things worse.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Dec 15, 2013 10:27pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Video-Cellar, can you help?)

Matt: As ALF would say, "No problemo!" :)

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Dec 16, 2013 12:55pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Video-Cellar, can you help?)

Same here -- things aren't worse; they're just taking longer to resolve than I had hoped. What little I've learned about copyright law (via the Archive) can be summed up thusly: (A) it's a mess (B)it makes no sense and (C)there's almost always a very big "BUT...", even when the answer is basically yes.

Haven't heard from VC yet; if I get a thumbs-up, I'll rip'n'post the '55 version ASAP.

Thanks to both of you for taking the time to kick this matter around with me.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Dec 18, 2013 1:18pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Video-Cellar, can you help?)

It should be OK. The music was registered after the original broadcast as an "unpublished" work by the composer. As this was a work commissioned by NBC on a work-for-hire basis I am pretty sure that music registration is just a red herring.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Dec 18, 2013 4:13pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Video-Cellar, can you help?)

So glad to hear I was wrong!

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Dec 18, 2013 7:02pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Video-Cellar, can you help?)

Thanks, VC. I'll have it up in a day or so.

The 1951 version already here has a truncated performance of Christmas carols. this one has a separate six-minute clip of songs by the Columbus Boychoir. I'll put that up too.